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Remember the days when the audio system in a car consisted of an AM/FM radio and cassette tape deck? Or, if you are old enough, 8-track. Today, the soundtrack for your commute is literally a Pandora’s box, with in-car access to streaming services, satellite radio, and MP3 files. Automotive applications are just one example of how sophisticated sound systems are enhancing the user experience.
However, while audio products themselves have grown in complexity as well as quality, the process for creating these products hasn’t changed much over the years. A lot of the work is done in a rather disjointed and disparate manner. This is detrimental in terms of effort and cost. See below figure for an illustration of the process.
DSP Concepts, which specializes in embedded audio processing technologies, offers a way for the different engineers involved in audio product creation to collaborate in parallel and to tune their design in a more efficient manner. The company offers a cross-platform graphical design environment for audio processing called Audio Weaver. Using this solution, product developers can quickly test algorithms to produce the best sound, perform real-time tuning, and perform regression testing.
Get more details about how Audio Weaver can help simplify the development process for embedded audio products by reading this white paper.
What kinds of challenges have you experience in developing audio products? Would a graphical design environment help you?